A woman spent 14 years photographing our planet’s oldest trees, and here are the results

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Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the world itself.

“Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment” writes Moon in her artist statement.

Sixty of Beth Moon’s duotone photos were published in a book titled “Ancient Trees: Portraits Of Time”. Here you can have a sneak preview of the book, full of strangest and most magnificent trees ever.

More info: bethmoon.com | abbeville.com (h/t: colossal)

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(H/T: Bored Panda)

17 COMMENTS

  1. Absolutely stunning. I’m delighted to see one (or possibly 2) from Ta Promh in Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In forests some of these trees can be described as “mother trees” as they will often be linked by root system to many other younger trees.

  2. Wonderful trees. I love them all but I have visited the bristlecone pines in the White Mountains in California, as well as those in Nevada. Treasured. They speak.

  3. The pictures were wonderful. I wish you had put the general locations of where these gentle giants are. For one who doesn’t travel much it would be nice to know where they are.

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